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Guide for upcoming Rockingham by-election

May 31, 2023 - 10:15 -- Admin

There will be a state by-election coming up soon for the Western Australian seat of Rockingham.

Rockingham is at the southern fringe of Perth, and has been held since 1996 by Mark McGowan.

McGowan announced his resignation as premier and local member on Monday. McGowan won Rockingham with an astonishing 87.7% of the two-party-preferred vote in 2021.

I have no doubt that Labor’s vote will come some way back to earth, but it’s hard to see anyone else winning.

NT redistribution – draft boundaries published

May 24, 2023 - 13:48 -- Admin

The draft boundaries for the next Northern Territory Legislative Assembly election in 2024 were released yesterday. Changes were mostly restricted to the Darwin-Palmerston area, and no seats have changed hands.

There was just one change outside of the northern urban area. An area around Timber Creek was moved from Daly into Gwojato the west of Katherine. This area is quite large in terms of land mass but only contained a few hundred voters.

NSW 2023 – final dataset complete

May 15, 2023 - 10:00 -- Admin

I’ve now finished my dataset for the 2023 NSW state election and I’ve added it to the data repository.

The repository now has data for four successive NSW state elections, in addition to seven Queensland elections, five Victorian elections, six Western Australian elections, six South Australian elections, five New Zealand elections, and three ACT and NT elections respectively.

New dataset – referendum results

May 12, 2023 - 09:30 -- Admin

As I started to put my mind to the upcoming Voice referendum, I realised there was a surprising absence of data on the results of previous referendums. A number of people were trying to track down electorate-level results for the 1967 referendum (although as the referendum with the highest Yes vote, it’s not the most interesting to analyse) and it just wasn’t available on the internet.